Topic outline

  • Climate Change in Food Security

    The national greenhouse gas inventory for land use

    This course provides the necessary knowledge to build a sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGHGI) and assess greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from the land use sector. It focuses on the biological and physical process that lead to GHG fluxes from land use-related activities.

    This course is part of the e-learning series "Building a sustainable national greenhouse gas inventory for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use" aimed at strengthening institutional and technical capacities in national entities and allow them to meet the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement.

    Duration:  17 hours   Publication Date:  March 2019

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the main web browsers. Preferably you should use Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox. 

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        This course is designed for staff in relevant national agencies tasked with the preparation of the NGHGI for the land use sector.

        It is useful in strengthening institutional and technical capacities in national entities in support of meeting the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement.

        It is also a useful tool for anybody else wishing to improve their knowledge on the UNFCCC reporting processes.

        • You will learn about

          • The role and goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for NGHGIs.
          • The inventory cycle and the main elements and principles for the preparation of GHG inventories.
          • Estimating GHG from the land use sector through a step by step process and applying your knowledge through exercises.
          • The methodological improvements between subsequent IPCC Guidelines.